Add a Lovehandle to your smartphone – yep, keep a tight grip

I'm not kidding

I always knew I’d come back from Las Vegas with more love handles, but I didn’t expect they would be stuck to my phone.  But at CES today I found a nifty little thing that half of you will laugh at, the other half will love – the Lovehandle.


Quite a simple concept really, it sticks to the back of your phone with a 3M adhesive, then the elastic band is tight to the back of your phone, allowing you to slip your fingers in to get a better grip, keep your grip in place, or perhaps hold it out in front of you.


Yes, ridiculous in many ways, but I’m using an iPhone 6s Plus, this is a big phone, and I’ve definitely dropped it now and then.

One way I do that is trying to use it one handed, stretching my thumb to hit what I need on screen. Almost impossible.


But with a finger or two through the elastic you’ve got a tight hold and all is well.

It feels strange on the phone, but then feels safe when I’m using it – a tough one.


I’ll want and see how long I keep it on the phone before making a final judgement, but I reckon it’s great.  In the USA they are less than $8, and at least one Aussie retailer (Officeworks) have expressed interest in the Lovehandle here at CES – so perhaps a $10 or $11 item soon in Aussie stores?

EFTM’s coverage of CES 2016 is made possible with support from Intel, Hisense, Sony, Samsung, LG and Alcatel One Touch


Trevor produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He has a weekly radio show on 2UE, as well as appearances across the country and regularly provides Technology Commentary to Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
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